A woman wearing a cheongsam.
cheongsam definition by Webster's New World
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a high-necked, closefitting dress with the skirt slit partway up the sides, traditionally worn by Chinese women
cheongsam definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A long dress with a high collar and slit skirt, traditionally worn by Chinese women.
Origin: Chinese (Cantonese) ch'eūng shaam, long gown, equivalent to Chinese (Mandarin) cháng, long + Chinese (Mandarin) shān, gown.